Football Player Allegedly Carried Knife During Game

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Bleacher Report – A football player from Lake Weir High School in Ocala, Fla., has been arrested and booked in a Marion County Jail after being accused of carrying a small pocketknife in his uniform during a game.

According to a report by Carlos E. Medina of the Ocala Star Banner, Trevante Taylor, 18, was charged with possession of a weapon on school property, which is a felony. He was released after posting $2,000 bond on Saturday.

Taylor was determined to be carrying the knife in his waistband during his team’s Friday night 29-0 home loss against Citrus High School from Inverness.

Marion County Public Schools spokesman Kevin Christian could not discern why Taylor carried the weapon on the field.

“There is no plausible reason. The team they were playing was not even from Marion County. I doubt he even knew anyone on the other team,” said Christian.

After a student saw the pocketknife and reported it to officials, Taylor was confronted by a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy. He denied that he had a knife—even though it was visible.

Click here to read more on this story from Bleacher Report, a CNN partner.

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